Túatha Dé Danann – First Battle of Mag Tuired

The Fir Bolg gave them (the Tuatha De Danann) battle upon Mag Tuired; they were a long time fighting that battle.¹ The Túatha Dé Danann are almost reluctantly introduced in Section VI: FIR BOLG in the LGE where they do battle against the reigning tribe of Ireland, the Fir Bolg. Eochu is identified as the… Continue reading Túatha Dé Danann – First Battle of Mag Tuired

Túatha Dé Danann – Landing

Now such was the greatness of their knowledge, that they came without ships or vessels, and lighted upon the mountain of Conmaicne Rein in Connachta.¹ Following the supposed magical or demonic mode of transport used by the TDD, their places of landing are given as ‘Conmaicne Rein’, the region of present-day south Leitrim, ‘Conmaicne Cuile’,… Continue reading Túatha Dé Danann – Landing

Túatha Dé Danann – Origin

Their origin is uncertain, whether they were of demons or of men¹ The Túatha Dé Danann, the ‘People of the Gods of Danand’, by their association with pagan deities, have excited and inspired Irish folklore for generations. Their legacy has found its way into popular culture through the medium of film; (Hellboy II: The Golden… Continue reading Túatha Dé Danann – Origin